Tag: workers

The Arena di Verona mourns the passing of Maestro Franco Zeffirelli

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 15, 2019 18:20

The tragic news of the death of Maestro Zeffirelli, creator of dreams, arrived today in the Arena di Verona Foundation, while definitive preparations are underway for the rehearsal of his ... Read More

Airbus Canada ‘pleased with union ratification vote by A220 workforce’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 15, 2019 18:05

Airbus Canada Limited Partnership is very pleased that its International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) unionized employees at Mirabel, Québec, have announced that they have ratified the proposed ... Read More

Tear gas and burning tires in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo as Brazilians begin general strike

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 23:55

Thousands of Brazilians have joined a general strike, called for by trade unions, to protest against pension reforms being discussed in Congress. In Rio de Janeiro, police launched tear gas ... Read More

Switzerland interrupted: Hundreds of thousands of Swiss women go on nationwide strike

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 19:06

Women in Switzerland walked off the job on Friday, staging demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality, and an end to sexual harassment and violence. Discontent over sexism and workplace ... Read More

Official update on Ebola by the Uganda Minister of Health

editor editor- June 13, 2019 19:11

Ebola is gaining attention in Uganda while tourism remains safe. This is a tough message to sell, but authorities are transparent on updating the situation. The Ministry of Health would ... Read More

Europe falls behind USA in cost of living

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 17:15

ECA International’s latest Cost of Living report today reveals that Europe now accounts for less than a fifth of the world’s most expensive cities, with 11 European cities dropping out ... Read More

European Union sends millions to Uganda and South Sudan to fight Ebola while tourism remains safe

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 11:20

Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic are on high alert and are dealing with a developing crisis. Uganda is standing as a positive example containing the spread of ... Read More

A push for market liberalization in the Caribbean

Seth Miller Seth Miller- June 12, 2019 23:05

Can cooperation and market liberalization beat out protectionist interests in the Caribbean? The 2019 Caribavia conference wasted little time in bringing that question to the forefront. With representatives from airlines, ... Read More

Giving hotel workers security: New Jersey governor signs ‘panic button’ bill

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 19:54

New Jersey Democratic Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill, the nation’s first, requiring most hotels to provide their employees with wearable 'panic button' devices they can press to request help ... Read More

Why tourists are not in danger after confirmed Ebola case in Uganda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 12, 2019 05:13

There is no threat for tourists traveling currently in Uganda. Future visitors planning a trip to this East African country should yet not consider canceling. A widely published case of ... Read More

120,000-year-old fossilized prehistoric whale bone found at Oceanside Beach Resorts in California

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 9, 2019 19:26

After the groundbreaking of Oceanside’s two beachfront resorts marked a milestone for this Southern California city’s tourism industry. The project is the largest beachfront development on the San Diego coastline ... Read More

Japanese craftsmanship town welcomes new Hotel Oriental Express

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 18:46

Hotel Oriental Express Tokyo Kamata started its operation on April 19. The hotel was founded upon the concepts of "a hotel that evokes the spirit of Kamata's unique history of ... Read More

30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square massacre planned in front of LA Chinese Consulate

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 22:47

What is being called "a commemorative candlelight vigil" to remember the 30th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre will be held in front of the Los Angeles Chinese Consulate, 443 ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett new cooperation with President Clinton on Tourism Resilience

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 4, 2019 16:39

Alongside President and Secretary Clinton, Jamaica's Minister for Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett spoke today the ongoing 4th meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery ... Read More

RIU Hotels & Resorts enters Senegal

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 18:00

The RIU Hotels & Resorts chain has announced the purchase of a 25-hectare site in the Pointe Sarène area on Senegal’s west coast, a paradise destination that is in the ... Read More

Homosexuality is a sin: South Korea’s Gay Pride Festival

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 1, 2019 22:01

Thousands of members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community from Korea mixed with tourists from around Asia and beyond were hitting the streets for South Korea's Gay Pride ... Read More

Canada’s flight attendant union celebrates its holiday

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- May 31, 2019 19:18

The Canadian Union of Public Employees  is celebrating International Flight Attendant Day today, May 31st, and inviting flight attendants around the globe to look back at how far the profession ... Read More

Ralph Nader, aviation stakeholders to discuss dangers of aircraft maintenance outsourcing at Washington, DC event

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 23:15

The Business Travel Coalition (BTC) today confirmed the agenda for a June 4 Aircraft Maintenance Outsourcing Summit at the National Press Club in Washington, DC from 8:30 am to 1:00 ... Read More

Arena di Verona Opera Foundation in New York for Festival

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 30, 2019 01:56

A few days after the success of Shanghai, the targeted marketing action of the Arena Foundation for the promotion of the Opera Festival Arena continued in New York. At the ... Read More

Dubai to host second edition of World Tolerance Summit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 27, 2019 16:15

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the International Institute for Tolerance in Dubai ... Read More

Equatorial Guinea Tourism: A 5 Star Sofitel Resort, but where are the visitors ?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 08:06

There is not much known about tourism opportunities in Equatorial Guinea. The country is known as a notoriously closed country that has turned to tourism to help fill its coffers. ... Read More

Hotel Unions in Waikiki getting stronger: One job is enough !

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 06:51

80 workers at the Double Tree Hilton Alana Waikiki chose to join UNITE HERE Local 5. The union had reached an agreement with Keck Seng and Hilton—the owner and operator ... Read More

Ramadan vice squad: Malaysian officials go undercover to catch non-fasting Muslims

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 18:46

If you are a non-fasting Muslim in Malaysia - be warned, a local official in disguise might serve your next meal having already snapped a photo of you and sent ... Read More

The “Triple Excellence in Nightlife” lands in Ibiza

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 19:15

In a recent meeting of members of the association "Ocio de Ibiza" (Ibiza's Nightlife Association), affiliated to the International Nightlife Association, several of its members announced that they will implement ... Read More

No iPhone, no KFC, no Disneyland: Chinese firm bans workers from buying US goods, travel to USA

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 17:30

As the US-China trade dispute gets uglier by the day some Chinese corporations seem intent to respond to Washington pressure by fair means or foul. The Jinggang Motor Vehicle Inspection ... Read More

Hilton Hawaiian Village workers rally in Waikiki for a better contract

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 18, 2019 15:30

UNITE HERE Local 5 Members rallied in Honolulu to demand a better contract and better job protection for workers at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Hundreds of Local 5 members and ... Read More

A Strike on the Horizon: Hilton Hawaiian Village and The Modern Honolulu ?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 17, 2019 07:15

Guests having booked the Hilton Hawaiian Village may be in for a surprise. The Hilton is the largest hotel in Waikiki. Tomorrow, Friday a rally of a Hawaii Union UNITE ... Read More

Union: WestJet sale leaves frontline staff exposed

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 01:12

Unifor will continue to stand up for frontline WestJet workers as the airline is sold to Onex Corporation, a takeover specialist with a long history of cost cutting and restructuring ... Read More

Jamaica Minister Hon. Bartlett: Tourism success held up by dedicated workers

editor editor- May 11, 2019 00:02

The Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, addressed the state of his country’s tourism in the following article written by him: We cannot highlight enough the fact that the ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Workers’ Pension Bill to be debated May 21

editor editor- May 10, 2019 00:19

The long-awaited Jamaica Tourism Workers' Pension Bill is one step closer to becoming a reality. This as Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the pension bill will be ... Read More

Airbus: Limited or no aerospace experience? No problem!

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 20:20

Airbus has launched two new hiring programs designed to employ applicants with little-to-no aviation or aerospace experience. The two programs, FlightPath9 and Fast Track, are intended to train participants for ... Read More

Reimagining Tourism through Human Capital Development

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 6, 2019 19:15

“Reimagining Tourism through Human Capital Development” written by Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. Around the world today tourism processes, tools, structures, systems and actors are being radically reviewed, ... Read More

The Modern Honolulu hotel slapped with federal charges for worker lay off

editor editor- May 4, 2019 01:15

The Modern Honolulu recently notified 78 workers—nearly 30% of the workers at the hotel—that they will be laid off within the next 30 days. Federal charges assert that The Modern ... Read More

Diamond Resorts’ decision to lay off 78 workers at The Modern Honolulu hotel condemned by union

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 00:14

UNITE HERE Local 5 condemns Diamond Resorts, a timeshare company headquartered in Las Vegas, after its decision to lay off 78 workers at The Modern Honolulu — nearly 30% of ... Read More

9 out of 10 travelers find idea of ‘unplugged’ family vacation appealing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2019 19:20

With National Travel & Tourism Week quickly approaching (May 5 – May 11) and summer right around the corner, vacations are definitely top of mind. New research from new Family ... Read More

Washington Governor proclaims May as Hospitality Month

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2019 00:12

As the hospitality industry ramps up hiring for peak tourism season in Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed May as Careers in Hospitality Month. To recognize that, the Employment Security ... Read More